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Old 19th February 2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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Hi Jesper, I'm thinking about using a 490 Redline in my 9m RS racing (luff 534cm). Anyway, I thought if I used a tip extension it might better match the NP mast soft-top. What are your thoughts on this? There is a tip extension available for the 490 Redline isn't there?
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Old 20th February 2008, 02:40 AM   #2
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Does severne still produce those tip-extensions? They are very hard to get from our dealler, in Northern Europe...
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Old 21st February 2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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Hi Nifty

You might strike "gold" with using the Severne 490 Red line + tip extension, with your 9.0 RS Racing. We have good feedback from other sailors using our masts on different sail brands.

First I would try without the extension, -as it might work OK. Let us know how it goes,,

Heka: It is up to the importers if they ordered any tip extension for the 07 race sails. We heard that they can be hard to get hands on.

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Old 22nd February 2008, 02:46 AM   #4
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Thanks Jesper, will do.
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Old 24th February 2008, 06:27 PM   #5
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Ok, well I already had a 490 S-Racing ( which I thought might be the same as a Redline?), so I rigged the 9m RS Racing on it to see what it would look like. The news is not good I'm afraid - it's way off. The lower luff looked very tight and very flat, the sail would not rotate at all, and the top 2 cams did not make contact with the mast - work that out. So, how much different can it be if using a tip extension? The whole mast goes down the extension 30cm and the stiffer part stays lower on the sail? I don't know too much, but I think the chances of the Redline working in the RS Racing are a whole lot better with the tip extension. Whether I'm willing to take that chance, I'm not too sure.
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